Fiume produced his ceramics during the early 1950s. His works were appreciated by the distinguished architect Gio Ponti who introduced a number of them in homes where he was responsible for the furnishing. The idea to experiment with ceramics came to Fiume when he found a wood burning furnace in the old silk mill. He called a team of experts from Urbino who set up a laboratory and reactivated the furnace. Here are a few works from his collection where the use of terracotta is clearly suitable for images of archaic flavour like those found in his Islands of statues.